One of the all-time best stories in gossip history is the dance-off that happened between Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake after they broke up. This was pre-TMZ. There were never any pictures. But while there’s never been any actual verification that it went down like that, the idea that their breakup was so ugly they had to settle it on the dance floor was just so f-cking good, we all wanted to believe it. It’s become a gossip legend. To be fair though, it’s not like they didn’t enjoy the fact that we wanted to believe it either. I mean, after all these years, JT could have definitively killed it. But you know why he didn’t. JT has been trading on Britney from the beginning. She made him. Which is why he’s never clarified. Unfortunately Jenna Dewan has.
Jenna is currently promoting World Of Dance. During an interview on Watch What Happens Live, she’s asked by a caller about the infamous dance-off. This is textbook Andy Cohen trickery – get an audience member to ask what we all want to know. And then jump off from there.
So Jenna’s saying it never happened, “not that I saw”. There’s your hope then. Maybe it DID happen and Jenna just wasn’t there? That’s the version we all want to hang on to, non?
In other JT news, here’s his Mother’s Day dedication to Jessica Biel:
I marvel at you. It's so hard to put into words EVERYTHING a Mother does. And, you do it with such grace. Thank you for giving me the greatest gift and continuing to show him what it means to be a good person in the world. You make me realize how much my own Mother has done for me. #HappyMothersDay to you, my love. And, to my wonderful Mother and all the Moms all over the world: Y'all really DO RUN THIS... I bow down to you. --JT
You know what makes me crazy? It makes me crazy that so many people out there, women in particular, read that message like it was sweet. Like that’s what they would have wanted to hear.
Is it? Is it really? Do you really want a compliment that always ties your wonderfulness back to how it affects HIM?
He could have just stopped at “grace”. But because he’s Justin Timberlake, and Justin Timberlake always has to make it about Justin Timberlake, Justin Timberlake is highlighting Jessica Biel’s grace by describing it relation to HIS life – “giving ME the greatest gift”, “making ME” appreciate my own mother. It’s like he’s genetically incapable of writing a message for someone that’s just about them. This is not just an accident; this is a chronic pattern. And it tells you exactly, EXACTLY, who the f-ck he is: Justin Timberlake, as if you could forget.
Attached - More shots of JT with Jessica Biel last week and Jenna Dewan promoting World Of Dance in New York.